It is not about what are you praying for or whom you are praying to. It is all about how you are praying.
The first half of my life, I spend doing prayers and the remaining half, I was correcting my ways of praying. I literally wasted it. When I prayed, I found that my prayers are not going out of my house’s ceiling. Some said I must try changing my positions when I pray and a few blamed my house for it; to them, I was living in an inauspicious home. I followed the advice of saying poems and praying loudly. I followed every single instruction given to me by numerologists, astrologers, preachers, and Vastu Shastra experts (the science of architect). I did every possible thing to make my prayers hear.
But, after seeing no result, I gave up. There was a time when praying was nothing, but a way of wasting my time on ululating for things; God! Please do this for me or please save me from this and so on. But, then I met the right person, who told me never to doubt on Almighty’s presence. He is always there to answer our prayer, but we need to join the right group. He made me understand that King of Heaven listens to every prayer if done in the right way.
To make God hear our prayers, neither we need to climb up the mountains, nor we need to go into the forest. God is everywhere and in everything. If you think you can please God and make him answer your prayers with fake sweets, gifts, donations, charities, incense sticks, hymns, fairs, or festival celebrations; you are mistaken. He shared a few secrets with me about how to make god hear and how to get your prayers answered.
When You Pray For Fake Show Off
When you pray, do not behave the hypocrites. God seriously is going to buy your crap because he knows everything. I have seen many people who love to pray standing in in front of the holy statue or holy book for longer duration; seems like they are going through the worst pain ever and they are not going to vacant that space for the next in queue until their prayer is not answered. This is a complete showoff and it only bothers the person standing behind you. How about paying your respects and sitting among the other disciples? Maybe God is going to answer your prayer through the preacher sermon or message. I have also seen many people bowing down to the temples the moment they cross any. And, many others I have noticed standing on the street corners to be seen by people. That is all stupid. When you propose a lady, you propose secretly. The logic is – opening your heart with someone, secretly. So, stop showing off and pray with your true heart. Find a place where it is only two of you and you will be rewarded secretly.
When You Pray With Mechanical Repetitions
When you pray, do not repeat your things; avoid repeating yourself like a machine. I have seen people advising other – say this prayer for hundred times, do this for a thousand time and get your prayers answered. That is all wrong. When you are praying to your father, you don’t need to repeat yourself. Just imagine you have someone asking for the same thing again and again; won’t it be irritating? Okay! I heard you and I know you need this, but you have to wait for some time. I don’t see you as a deserving candidate this time. Do not confuse yourself with the useless logic of others. Do not forget that your father knows everything that you need and even before you ask him.
When You Pray Without Faith
The most important element – faith; should you be missing this one, you won’t get your prayers answered. If you need anything, you surely can ask God for that I am sure, it will be given to you. You should not lose your faith on Almighty. If you are a person who is full of doubts and lack faith, such a man should not expect to receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
When You Pray With Evil Thought
Many of us pray for evil intentions. We are not sad of our sadness, but others happiness. This is a bitter truth of our society nowadays. Even in our prayer, it is all about wars and fights. Don’t you think these mean intentions of ours are actually a result of our lusts and greed? When people ask for selfish reasons and bad things from the Heavenly Emperor to scatter them in their pleasures, their prayers remain unanswered. Simplest logic behind this – when a sick child asks for things that are going to make him sicker, good father won’t give him those. If you really want to get your prayers answered, work on your intentions.
I believe we all are suffering in one way or the other. Nothing is going to relieve you from the burden of sins, but confessions. Do not think that calling a preacher or saying a prayer will save you from the punishments. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another that you may be healed. Actually, when you have a good heart that is free from jealousy, anger, selfishness, evil intentions and a pair of hand that is always there to help the needy, you don’t need to say anything. Be true, be honest, and rest is assured.